Production Planner – London

Simply Lunch
22 Aug 2017
22 Sep 2017
Planning, Production
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Production Planner – London

A rare and exciting opportunity as part of a rapidly developing convenience food manufacturer.

The Company

The company is a privately owned food manufacturer in South London supplying retail clients and foodservice operators with a range of chilled ready to eat products. Due to the fast organic growth of the business we now wish to strengthen our Production Team with the appointment of an excellent Production Planner.

The Role

Reporting to the Production Manager you will be responsible for supporting the production manager in the planning of production and the compiling of information about the way production is working
You particular focus will be the development of the Planning System

You will add value through making the production planning process more sophisticated and more efficient. You also add value by supporting the production manager in his role which is to run the production team as a highly organised and efficient structure

Key Responsibilities: 

Production scheduling

  • Running, maintenance and development of the production matrix 
  • Advising the  production manager on maximizing efficiency and minimizing impact of bottlenecks and capacity constraints 
  • Taking care of day to day variations in orders
  • Liaising with the shift managers regarding labour usage and all other matters

Labour planning and control

  • Gathering data; entering date to monitor labour efficiency and reporting this to the production manager
  • Alerting the production manager to areas of concern regarding staffing levels

Raw materials usage

  • Supporting the production manager in scheduling production to avoid unnecessary waste.
  • Gathering data and tracking raw material usage and variance using the production matrix.
  • Alerting the procurement manager to areas of concern regarding raw material usage


  • Supporting the production manager in the administrative aspects of the planning process
  • Supporting the production manager in the collating and reporting of staff holidays

Running the matrix

  • Working in conjunction with Business Development Director and the Production Manager to run maintain and build the matrix tool which ultimately will run production
  • Gathering data and tracking raw material usage and variance using the production matrix.

This is a key role to the business which will help achieve the companies plan to become a leading chilled food manufacturer in the country.

The Person

Ideally you have Production, Planning & Maintenance Experience. Confident with excel. 

You’ll be an ambitious, forward thinking individual willing to grow with a young company. 

You must hold a genuine passion for food which will inspire others around you and a focus to continuously develop yourself.  A can-do attitude, flexibility and a desire to succeed are vital in this fast paced challenging environment but the reward is very worthwhile.

Please send full CV with present salary details / expectations to be considered for an interview.


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